Avid Bookshop presents Jamie Quatro for her debut novel Fire Sermon. This event will be hosted on Thursday, February 15 from 6pm to 7pm at our Prince Ave. location, and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of this title from us before or at the event, and to get it signed by the author!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Married twenty years to Thomas and living in Nashville with their two children, Maggie is drawn ineluctably into a passionate affair while still fiercely committed to her husband and family. What begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James, gradually transforms into an emotional and erotically charged bond that challenges Maggie's sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire.
“What an absolutely beautiful and moving book. I started reading Fire Sermon and literally was cranky when I couldn’t get back to it. The writing is nothing less than masterful. I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Jamie Quatro but now she’s taking my fandom to another level.” (Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jamie Quatro’s debut collection, I Want to Show You More (Grove Press), was a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, Indie Next pick, O, The Oprah Magazine summer reading pick, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. The collection was named a Top Ten Book of 2013 by Dwight Garner in the New York Times, a Favorite Book of 2013 by James Wood in The New Yorker, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Georgia Townsend Fiction Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize.
Her debut novel, Fire Sermon, is publishing in 2018 with Grove Press (U.S.), Picador (U.K.), Anansi International (Canada), Atlas Contact (Netherlands), Minimum Fax (Italy), Libros del Asteroide (Spain), and Agora (Poland).
Quatro’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, McSweeney's, VICE, The New York TImes Book Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her stories are anthologized in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, Ann Charters’s The Story And Its Writer, and in the 2017 Pushcart Prize Anthology. A Contributing Editor at Oxford American, Quatro teaches in the MFA program at Sewanee, The University of the South, and lives with her husband and four children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.